Trains and dinosaurs are new themes for play areas in Seaton and Honiton

Play park wish-lists of zip-slides, trampolines and more – totalling £175,000 – have been granted to children living in Seaton and Honiton.

Seafield Gardens play area, on Seaton seafront, has been given a £100,000 facelift while Cherry Close park in Honiton boasts £75,000 of new equipment.

The cash injections to transform the parks was made possible thanks to East Devon District Council who teamed up with children from Seaton and Honiton to kit out the play areas.

Cllr Cathy Gardner, East Devon District Council (EDDC) chairman, said: “Both the play areas look fantastic and I’m sure they will be enjoyed by children for many years to come.

“It’s great that each one has a theme that fits in with the local area – Seafield Gardens with a dinosaur theme and Cherry Close with a train theme.

“I’m proud that I was able to officially open both these exciting play areas with their new lease of life.”

Seaton

Cllr Geoff Jung trying out some of the new play equipment on Seaton seafront.

Cllr Geoff Jung, EDDC portfolio holder for coast, country and environment said: “A big thank you to all the children and young people who got involved and had their say.

“I’m very pleased that we were able to commit to funding improvements to this play areas, which were both at the end of their lives.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the children and young people who helped design the play area enjoying it.”

Honiton

Cherry Close park in Honiton boasts £75,000 of new equipment.

Honiton

Some of the new equipment at the Honiton play area

Honiton

There is a train theme at the Honiton play area.

Seaton

Councillors at the Seaton play area.

The new play area at Seafield Garden, Seaton, has a dinosaur theme that includes climbing, monkey bars, a cableway, trampolines, swings and slides.

The equipment was on the wish-list of children and young people from Seaton Primary School, Seaton Library youth group, Axe Valley Runners youth group and the Pink Hippo Day Nursery.

In Honiton, the new play area has a train theme to tie in with its location next to the Waterloo line.

Youngsters from Honiton Littletown Primary School, Littletown Nursery and residents in the Cherry Close were granted a climbing wall, curly slide, a cableway, trampoline, static train, toddler swings and more.

Honiton councillors welcomed the investment, saying the play area had ‘long needed serious improvement’.

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